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TexMoot 2020--Apocalypse: Unveiling the Future

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:06pm
Signum University’s Third Annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

Commemorating Thomas Becket

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Canadian Society of Medievalists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Paul Brown aptly described Thomas Becket as a tripartite figure: historical, legendary, and
literary. 2020 marks the triple jubilee of Thomas Becket: 900-year anniversary of his birth, 850-
years since his murder, and 800-years since his translation. We invite proposals for papers on all
things Becket related for the panel “Commemorating Thomas Becket.” I will be submitting a
proposal for a session at the beginning of January for the General Meeting of the Canadian
Society of Medievalists conference held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the
University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Proposals which address the political, religious,

PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Philadelphia, April 2020 - Submissions due: Nov 24, 2019

updated: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:51am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Special Issue on Bathurst's "Robin Hood" (2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is seeking essays for an issue devoted to examining the recent film Robin Hood (2018), directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, and Jamie Dornan. The journal’s editors are interested in brief, focused, critical essays that explore how the film addresses current issues in medieval studies, including, but not limited to

Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:44pm
Medieval English Theatre Conference, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

Medieval English Theatre Conference

 

University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020

 

 Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre

 

 

The Medieval Translator

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:24pm
Università di Bologna - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The conference will focus on linguistic fragmentation as a means of cultural inclusion. In the passage from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages, a number of written translations in various vernaculars and dialects already appear – suffice it to think of the first attempts at translating the Bible, of the effect of Carolingian culture, or of King Alfred’s cultural policy, aimed at making vernaculars the vehicle of faith and knowledge. As we move towards the late Middle Ages, translation becomes an essential instrument for the transmission of literature, religion and science. The proliferation of translations, through the linguistic fragmentation represented by target languages, allowed the transferral of texts to an ever-wider audience.

Durham Early Modern Studies Conference (Durham, UK)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:11pm
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 11, 2019

Durham Early Modern Conference 20208th July 2020, 09:00 to 10th July 2020, 17:00, Durham University

Call for Papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions of Monday 11 November 2019.

We are also pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

·Professor Florence Hsia, Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

·Professor Laurie Shannon, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of Literature, Northwestern University

·Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Professor of Musicology, University of Oregon

Call for papers

Reminder: Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 64th Annual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:20pm
Marlin E. Blaine, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

64th Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 March 2020

The Huntington Library and Gardens

Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It 

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)

Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)

Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)

 

The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe:Hearing and Auditory Perception

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
FMRSI/Trinity College Dublin,
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Trinity College Dublin, 24-25 April 2020

Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an interest in the history of the senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor David Hendy, University of Sussex

Echoes on the Air: How Modern Media Evoke and Dramatize
the Sounds of the Distant Past

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable) (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable)

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

Call for Proposals: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
James McGovern / Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

We invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.

Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.

We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.

The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:11am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We're still looking for papers!

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

M@P: Technique and Technology in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Medievalists@Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

12th-Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate Conference

Date: April 17, 2020
Keynote: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), author of
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015)

Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:05pm
Sarah Baccianti & Deborah Hayden / Queen’s University & Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World
19–21 March 2020 Maynooth University, Ireland

This interdisciplinary conference explores the reception and transmission of medical knowledge between and across England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Scandinavia during the medieval period, and will draw on history, literature, philosophy, science, religion, art, archaeology and manuscript studies. It will interrogate medical texts and ideas in both Latin and vernacular languages, addressing questions of translation, cultural and scientific inheritance and exchange, and historical conceptions of health and of the human being within nature.

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Aristotle à rebours, Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:08pm
Joseph Romano / Italian and Italianists at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Aristotle à rebours:

Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10


 

Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.

The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:15pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020
     

Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?

Medieval Futures

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:08am
36th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline Extended for Submission!

The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives.  Paper proposals might consider, for example:

  • Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;

  • The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ICMS 2020: Orientations: Gender and Sexuality in Space-time

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:07pm
Zachary Engledow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th 

Sponsored by the BABEL Working Group and Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages. 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10 2020

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Habits

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Ryan Lawrence, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS 

This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit. 

Tides (for CEA on Hilton Head Isle 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The College English Association’s 51st national conference, from March 26-28, 2020, will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to tides in texts, disciplines, people, culture, media, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we also welcome proposals on other topics within these two fields of study.

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:04am
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

Contra Imperium Forms of Dissent in England 1300-1700

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Insubria University, Como, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Dates: 6-7 April 2020

Venue: University of Insubria, Como, Italy

Call for papers deadline: 24th November 2019

Committee: Paola Baseotto (Insubria University), Omar Khalaf (Insubria University), Marie-Christine Munoz-Levy (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3)

Confirmed keynote speakers: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) – Alessandra Petrina (University of Padova)

 

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